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Target Breach: 5 Unanswered Security Questions
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Brian.Dean
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Brian.Dean,
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1/23/2014 | 6:34:37 AM
Re: PIN numbers
If all card holders were as quick as you to setup email alerts and notifications then it would become a losing game right from the beginning for anyone to steal information. Unfortunately, I feel that the vast majority of the 40 million affected are not looking into security best practices. This creates a need for financial firms to increase their standards. 
David F. Carr
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David F. Carr,
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1/24/2014 | 10:03:02 AM
Why Bell Sports?
What would make you think the Bell Sports hack might be related? I'd think the fact that those were web transactions would put it in a different category than POS transactions.
Mathew
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Mathew,
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1/24/2014 | 10:19:50 AM
Re: Why Bell Sports?
Timing. That's the primary suggestion they might be related, and it may be a stretch. Because yes, it wasn't a POS-data-focused hack.

But don't forget that Target also lost 70 million customers' names, email addresses, and other personal information. That didn't come from POS data streams, which suggests that hackers may have gained access to more than just the payment processing servers.

Then again, different gangs may have taken down each of the retailers mentioned in the story. Investigators have yet to say.
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